First the happy making.
Yesterday on Twitter this was posted:
EEEP! This is both exciting and kind of terrifying because OMG that’s SARAH WENDELL and somebody recommended me to her! (Thanks Naomi!) And as far as I can tell, I am the only one on the list who is (at this time anyway) entirely self-pubbed. And she now has a copy of Red. :head between knees while I hyperventillate:
And as if that wasn’t enough excitement for the day, I got THIS fantastic review of Red on Goodreads that totally MADE MY week:
Are you a fan of Nightshade? a member of Team Jacob? Like a gusty female MC whose story will leave your heart pounding from fear and excitement? Then please, please put this book NOT ONLY on your TBR listing but NEXT on it!!! I came across a sample chapter of this book attached to a Susan Bischoff (talent series) book and was immediately intrigued; so much so that I bought the full story and read RED that very day and twice since!
I loved so many things about this book: 1) NO love triangle. The tension within this story comes from other plot devises. I’ve read AND loved a great many books that have the who-do-i-choose premise but RED was fast-paced, full of danger/romance and refreshing. 2) Elodie, our female MC, has more depth than I’ve seen in a while. She’s smart, tough, tender and her story alone moves the plot forward. 3) Sawyer – ok, he has all the delicious qualities expected from a yummy, ya MC!! But, his conflicts with his life, his mom, his dad and his need to be around Elodie all feel real NOT forced to fill a story. 4) POV shifts – the book is told through both Elodie & Sawyer’s eyes.
Kait – if you read this review – please write more YA. Your craftsmenship filled a void in my reading world that I didn’t know was there until I read this book.
Thank you, Becca!
Even if I hadn’t already had lots of plans for more YA, this would have made me want to write more.
ANYWAY, as for the ROW80 update I can say Sunday: 42 words, Monday: 530, Tuesday: 539. I also had the rather obvious epiphany that I was trying to start Devil’s Snare in the wrong place. So yesterday I also made some notes on what I might do with that. So moving right along.